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The Damsel and the Sage

Elinor Glyn

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .The woman will not find her Topaz, which is now revelling in the sun of freedom and will soon go down into nothingness and be forgotten. And after lamenting[Pg 12] until her eyes look gaunt, the woman will begin to see some beauty in a Sapphire and become consoled, and so all will be well."

"I do not care what you say," said the Damsel. "It is better to have what one wants one's self than to try and learn to like anything else that other people think better."

And she refastened a bracelet with great care—which contained two cat's-eyes of no value—as she went on her way.

[Pg 13]

eize the occasion lest it pass thee by and fall into the lap of another.

No man likes shooting tame rabbits.

Most men like the hunt more than the quarry—therefore the wise woman is elusive.

[Pg 14]

It is a good hostess who never inclines her guests unconsciously to look at the cloc. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Weird little period piece.